Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States
California San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo was incorporated as a city in 1856.

The first water works were built by the San Luis Water Company in 1874.

The city bought the company in 1899 for $50,000.

Water is provided by the City of San Luis Obispo.


References
1885 San Luis Obispo, Engineering News, 14:78  (August 1, 1885)

1888 "San Luis Obispo," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "San Luis Obispo," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "San Luis Obispo," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1897 San Luis Water Company v. Alberto Estrada, 117 Cal. 168, May 27, 1897, Supreme Court of California

1897 "San Luis Obispo," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1899 The St. Helena Star, February 3, 1899, Page 1.
The trustees of San Luis Obispo at a meeting recently formally agreed with Le Franc and Rylaud, representatives of the San Luis Water company, for tho sale of all the property of the water company to the city for $50,000. This is the result of negotiations pending for many months. Tho company at one time asked $125,000 for tlie works, but the citizens showed a determination to put in a system of their own.


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